Marine Major George Velasquez grew up in Arcadia. In recent years he has been serving tours of duty in Iraq and Honduras.
One of the things he misses most from home is his beloved Taco Lita chow and that special sauce. He takes photos of the famous white Taco Lita bag wherever he is stationed.
Taco Lita owner David Muniz-Harryman has been communicating with Velasquez and even sent him a care package to Honduras that included the hot sauce and a few t-shirts with the logo of the restaurant and picture of the sauce. Harryman was sad to learn that the package was stolen before Velasquez could enjoy it.
On Dec. 30, Harryman was surprised and thrilled to get a call from Velasquez saying he was home for the holidays and heading to Taco Lita! Harryman was not at the restaurant right then but said he would drop what he was doing.
“I’ll meet you there!,” he said.
Harryman told ArcadiasBest.com, “I was finally able to meet him, his beautiful family and treat them to lunch and replace the box of sauce and shirts that were stolen.”
Velasquez presented Harryman with a metal from his base in Honduras.
“I was deeply touched,” he said.
– By Scott Hettrick